Thursday June 4, 2020

Drug lords paying the price

A Kildare drugs bust in 2008 was the starting point for an operation that led to raids across Europe last week and the arrest of 34 people in Ireland, Britain and Spain, writes Catherine Cleary

29th May, 2010

It was a typical Wednesday morning commuter crawl on the Naas Road when gardaí pulled over a car and a van at Castlewarden near Kill, Co Kildare in February 2008.

Instead of the nappies or pasta listed on the shipment docket for the pick-up, the drugs squad officers found half a tonne of cannabis resin. In a follow-up search of sheds behind a bungalow at Clongorey near Newbridge, a further tonne of the drug was...

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